This project showcases digital images of provenance evidence contained in rare books from the collections of Sion College Library, now held at Lambeth Palace Library. Here you will find images of bookplates, inscriptions, bindings, marginalia and other signs of ownership found in books dating back to the 15th century.
We also want your help! If you can help identify any our marks of ownership or if you are able to transcribe an inscription, then just leave us a comment.
To browse a particular type of provenance mark please choose a gallery from the list or click below to to see the whole collection.
Lambeth Palace Library is the historic library and record office of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal repository of the documentary history of the Church of England. The books featured on this site can be consulted in our Reading Room. Click here for more information about visiting us or view the online catalogue.
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